When it comes to sweets, Bled is first and foremost known for its famous cream cakes, which originated here in the 1950s. But in Slovenia as a whole, the nut roll cake known as potica is the traditional dessert of choice during most holidays and other important events. Regardless of the holiday, no Slovene celebration is complete without Potica. A traditional pastry-based nut roll baked in a bread oven using a round baking dish made of clay called a Potičnica, each region does it slightly differently keeping this centuries old dessert fresh. Walnut potica is the most common but the truth is that the number of fillings is left up entirely to the imagination of the person baking it. Everything from hazelnut to chocolate to even sausage and fish, there really are no limits to what can be put inside. The variety doesn’t end there, as it can be eaten hot or cold, with cutlery or (obviously the best option) with your hands. Baking demonstrations and packages are available in the café on Bled Island. Email ahead to organize.